Ticket #1638 (closed defect: invalid)

Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

M-o and M-i shortcuts

Reported by: ralesk Owned by:
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Component: mc-core Version:
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In 4.6.1, M-o would copy the active panel to the inactive one (change it to the same directory and the same file position), later, around 4.6.2, this shortcut was changed to M-i, and M-o became a complex and not-sure-if-useful function: on a directory, it would load that dir in the inactive panel, on a file, it would load the parent directory in the inactive panel, AND MOVE THE CURSOR DOWN.

So I have a couple issues with this:
1) Why change the shortcut, why not make this new function be M-i?
2) What good is this function?
3) Why does it move the cursor down? The very very rare times I want to open a subdir or the parent into the other panel I don't need to get disoriented by this.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by iNode

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Version 4.7.0-pre2 deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Milestone 4.7 deleted

From 4.6.1 (2005 year) till now function chdir_other_panel not changed.
See screen.c function chdir_other_panel.

1) Cause it happen, more than 4 years ago. Nothing is eternal under the moon.
Maybe it's should work like (o - key) other-window view in emacs dired.
2) M-o usefull to fast overview directories (like quick view for files).
3) see 2

Thats not bug, so I'll close it.
Please wait for #212 and remap key bindings as you like.

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by ossi

the real reason is of course that the current alt-o behavior is the historically correct one. it was changed in 4.6.1, which many people complained about. as the function as such is useful, it was remapped to alt-i, and alt-o was restored to the old behavior.

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